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Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Mohsen Makhmalbaf is a major figure in world cinema whose been in exile from his home country of Iran since 2005. Much of Makhmalbaf’s work draws upon his activist background, asking pertinent questions about politics, cinema and the role of an artist.

He has directed nearly 30 films, garnering some 50 awards including the Ecumenical Jury Award at Cannes (2001), a Federico Fellini Gold Medal from UNESCO (2001)

and the Parajanov Award for outstanding artistic contribution to World Cinema from Yerevan Film Festival (2006).


The President, 2014, The Gardener, 2012, Sex & Philosophy, 2005, Kandahar, 2001, A Moment of Innocence, 1996, The Actor, 1993, Once Upon a Time, Cinema, 1992, Boycott, 1986.